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Breaking: EFCC Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Wife

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Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, wife of the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Hafsat was picked up by the anti-corruption agency based on a petition Abdulazeez, one of her sons, wrote against her.

Abdulazeez had petitioned the EFCC to investigate his mother over a bribery and land fraud case.

In his petition, Abdulazeez, the governor’s son, had said he was approached by a property developer to facilitate the acquisition of some plots of land in Kano with some hundreds of thousands of US dollars as commission.

He said three months later, the property developer discovered that the plots of land he paid for had been allocated to other buyers and he requested for refund.

Abdulazeez said the mother refused to honour the request, straining the relationship between him and the developer.

He was said to have fled abroad after filing the petition which was widely reported in the media.

Governor Ganduje’s media aide, Abubakar Ibrahim, had announced the London trip on September 14.

“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, The First Lady, Prof. Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Family attended the Graduation of the Youngest Son to the Family, Muhammad Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who graduated from the Regent’s University London as BA. (Hons). Global Management (Enterprise & Innovation). Today, Tuesday. 14/9/2021,” the official said.

The anti-graft agency had summoned the Kano first lady but she was said to have refused to honour the invitation.

An official of the EFCC on Tuesday morning, said that Ganduje’s wife was picked up following her rejection to honour the invitation extended to her.

The senior official noted that she was quizzed immediately after her arrest Monday evening by the crack detective team of the anti-graft agency, adding that she would continue to respond to queries in relation to the subject matter on Tuesday at the commission’s headquarters.

The spokesman of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, could not be reached for comments as his mobile phone indicated ”switched off”.

 

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Anti-Apartheid South African Bishop, Desmond Tutu Dies At 90

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South African Bishop, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead. The Bishop passed away at the age of 90 today, October 20, 2021.

JomogNews Nigeria gathered that the death of the cleric who is also a popular human rights activist was confirmed on Wednesday by the Bishop of Johannesburg, Stephen Moreo.

Moreo’s account stated, “ATTENTION. The Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg receives now the sad news of the death of our dearest Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

“The Most Reverend Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu dies at 90. Official note to be released soon.”

Archbishop Tutu made history during his lifetime as the first black man to serve as the Bishop of Johannesburg (1985-1986) and then the Archbishop of Cape Town (1986-1996).

Tutu was globally known for his anti-apartheid works which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

Born on 7 October 1931, Tutu held several other positions during his lifetime.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.

 

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Breaking: Facebook To Change Its Name As Part Of Company Rebrand

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Facebook plans to make a dramatic break with its past by rebranding the company next week and change its name, according to  reports.

Facebook’s founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, is preparing to talk about the name change at a company event next week, but it could be unveiled sooner.

Facebook Inc (FB.O), under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name that focuses on the metaverse, the Verge reports.

The name change will be announced next week, The Verge reports, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

The move would likely position the flagship app as one of many products under a parent company overseeing brands such as Instagram and WhatsApp, according to the report.

Google (GOOGL.O) adopted such a structure when it reorganized into a holding company called Alphabet in 2015.

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Osun Reporter For Covering End SARS Protest

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Sikiru Obarayese, DAILY POST correspondent in Osun State has been arrested for his presence at the EndSARS protest venue.

Obarayese is to be charged to court despite identifying himself.

However, Police Commissioner, Wale Olokode, said he heard about the situation and has directed the withdrawal of the case.

Also worried about the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, Yemisi Opalola said efforts were on to free the reporter.

She, however, expressed disappointment that Sikiru refused to leave the scene when police ordered everyone to leave. She assured DAILY POST that the reporter would be released as the Commissioner was on top of the matter.

Sikairu was covering the EndSARS protest in the State before he was arrested.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) leadership in Osun has condemned the development.

A state government official expressed dismay about the overzealousness of the policemen.

“He identified himself. The attempt to emasculate journalists is an aberration”, he fumed.

At the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, security operatives arrested and brutalized protesters and an Uber driver.

 

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